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Cravaack gets D.C. visit from Ely students — and chaperone Jeff Anderson

Jeff Anderson, who’s hoping to replace Congressman Chip Cravaack, was a chaperone when Ely High School students stopped to see Cravaack last week.

A cute story from the Duluth News Tribune notes that 8th District Congressman Chip Cravaack got a visit in Washington last week from 45 Ely High School students.

One of the chaperones? Jeff Anderson, the Duluth City Council member who’s seeking the DFL endorsement to run against Cravaack in November.

All went smoothly, apparently: the story is headlined: “Sparks don’t fly as candidates meet.”

And a photo in the paper, credited to Cravaack, shows the congressman with his arm around Anderson, as many in the group pose with the Washington Monument in the background.

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Anderson, an Ely High grad, class of ’95, has been chaperoning school groups on the annual D.C. trip for years. According to a story last year in the Ely Echo:

It was Anderson, as a high school senior, who helped organize the first trip in 1995 and he has assisted high school social studies teacher Frank Ivancich in coordinating the trip ever since.

Also seeking the DFL endorsement to run against freshman Cravaack are former state Sen. Tarryl Clark and former Congressman Rick Nolan.